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E. L. mcu. ADJUSTABLE LATCH OPERATING MEANS.
APPLICATION FILED APR- 22, 1919.
1,405,695. Patented Feb; 7, 1922..
INVENTOR ATTORNE UNITED. STATES PATENT OFFICE.
' ERNEST L. TEICH, OE NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO THE AMERICAN HARDWARE CORPORATION, OF
OF CONNECTICUT. V
NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, A CORPORATION ADJUSTABLE LATCH-OPERATING MEANS.
a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to adjustable latch operating means and has for its object to provide a spindle and knobs which shallbe adjustable to compensate forthe varying thickness in doors to which the lock is to be applied. The following is a description of an embodiment of my inventlon reference belng had to the accompanying drawings,1n
jthrough the member 1 and into a recess 10 in a Fig. 1 shows a spindle and knobs secured thereto embodying my invention;
Fig. 2,is a section on the line 22, Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of one endof the spindle, and r Fig. 4 is a detail of the screw dowel pin used in connection with my invention.
Referring more particularly tojthe drawings, 11 are "two members of a swiveled spindle, the member 1 having a. screwthreaded projection 2 entering the tapped.
hole in the member 1' so that the two members fl and 1 can be turned relatively to one another and also so that they can be screwed apart to vary the length of the spindle as a whole. 3 is a knob secured byia dowel pin st to the member 1, the pin 4 being a driven pin and intended to be left in positionwhen once inserted. The outer end of the portion 1 ofxthe spindle is provided with two series of holes 55, said holes beingat right angles to one another and breaking joints, the axes of the holes 5 passing between the aXes of two adjacent holes 5. 6 is a k nob' which is removably secured to the right hand end of the member 1 by a pin 7. This pin has a screw-threaded head 8 adapted to engage atapped hole in the knob 6 and tobear against one side of the spindle 1 so as to-have a clamping action upon the spindle. The pin is also'provided with a plain shank 9, which, when the pin is in position, passes entirely Specification of Letters Patent. n Patented Feb. 7, 1922. Application filed'April 22, 1919. Serial N0. 291,902. I
the knobG onthe other side of the member 1, the whole constituting a screw dowel pm. By this means an easily removable dowel pm is provided, one end of which is concealed,
which dowel pin can be passed through, any one of the holes 5-5, thus permittlng the l knob 6 to be adjusted relatively to the member 1. This adjustment, however, can notbe finer than the distance between the center of one hole 5 and the center of, an adjacent hole .5. The length of the spindle, however, can be adjusted by'reason of the screw-threaded projection 2 and the recess in which it fits so that, in addition, an adjustment which is as fine as one-fourth of the width of the screwthread upon the projection 2 can be obtained.- By this means the combined knob and spin- -dle can vbe adjusted to practically compensate for large and small variations in width in the doors to which the lock is to be applied.
The pin 7 being a screw-threaded pin can be easily removed and, inasmuch as both. the ends of it are contained within sockets formed within the material of the knob, has all the advantages of a dowel pin in resisting pulling strain. "Furthermore, the hole in the knob (3 into which the member 1 passes is asquare hole, shown in Fig. 2, so that even if the dowel. pin should become loosened the knob would not turn upon the spindle.
Asjwi-ll be evident to those skilled in the art, my invention permits of various modifications without departing from the spirit thereof or'the scope of the appended claim.
What I claim is: r Ina combined knob and spindle, the combination of a square spindle having a series of perforations in its outer end, aknob having a square opening for such spindle, a-
dowel pin having a shank passing through and beyond said spindle and having a screwthreaded head oflarger diameter than such shank, said'head making screw-threaded en.- gagement with said knob and bearing against one side of said. shank so as to exert clamping pressure thereon, said knob having a recess for receiving the inner end ofsaid shank.
. I ERNEST L. TEICH,